The 3rd month of Pregnancy - the end of the 1st trimester. You may be going from nausea, to unusual aches and pains, to a feeling of “wow, this is really happening!” By the end of this month, your uterus will begin to rise out of your pelvis and will be about the size of a ripe grapefruit while your baby is the size of
About Krista CKrista is the founder of I Heart Pregnancy, a pregnancy magazine, and works to build community support and education through her work as the owner of Pregnancy Awareness Month.
Image by Ingrid Franz Moriarty By the second month, most moms-to-be know they’re expecting. This stage may seem a bit surreal in your mind, while your body faces reality head-on. Many experience fatigue, breast tenderness, digestive upsets and “morning sickness,” which can honestly be “all day sickness.” Nausea and throwing up lie on a spectrum of never to all the time for some
A friend of mine created this beautiful one-of-a-kind quilted binder cover many years ago, and it was so pretty I didn’t know what to do with it! She knew I loved warm, bright colors and designed it just for my personality. It sat in my closet waiting for a special occasion. The time finally came when I became pregnant with my little miracle baby. My
Image by Classic Kids Photography Did you know that the first two weeks of pregnancy, by U.S. standards, are not really “pregnancy” at all, but the week leading up to ovulation and fertilization? Yes, by the time most moms-to-be learn they are expecting (around the days of the first missed period), they are considered one month into the game. Some women, especially
If you’re reading this, you’re at least a small part of the disconnect we, as mothers and fathers, have with nature. Many of us are first-generation digital natives, having been brought up with technology as part of our daily lives. We have begun to lose touch with ourselves, as Dr. Carl Gustav Jung implicated many years ago, even before the internet and smart phones were even
Image by Ingrid Franz Moriarty No one is perfect, and we can’t prevent exposure to every toxin out there. However, we can all do our part to reduce our babies’ exposure to harsh chemicals that could damage their health now and in the years to come. This can start as soon as you are pregnant, no need to wait until the baby
Have you ever been out to the store or restaurant and noticed a Mom who was communicating with her baby or child via sign language? Maybe you seen a baby that looked like this (see pic below) and noticed mom digging in her bag. No crying, no miscommunication. A simple sign and mom was in action. When all of my boys were around 8 weeks